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. >> item 3, captain sharon ferrigno, commanding officer of richmond station to address the commission on police activities in the richmond district, discussion. >> thank you. honorable members of police commission, chief suhr, chief biel and esteemed members of community and director hicks, thank you so much for being here. i would like to take a moment to welcome you here to the richmond district and thank roosevelt middle school for allowing us the use of its facility and what better place than the center of learning for our youth. i would also like to take a moment to introduce my staff. over here i have lieutenant frank lee, frank can you wave? lieutenant una bailey. lieutenant deborah. sergeant cox. mark is our assistant district attorney, who we work very closely with and lorrie in the back. stephanie over here. did i miss anyone? we couldn't do what we do at richmond station without all of these staff members who are really committed. and all of the lieutenants that work at richmond station also do a lot community. frank has been coaching for years vanadium is the president of
chief. thank you commander for having such a great captain here at the richmond district and i hope you don't promote her out of here and keep her here for a while, if you can [ laughter ] >> at the intersection of 30th and fulton, we have major crashes as you know all the time. we just had a fatal crash not too long ago and it's not even in the captain's arena to do that, but she got led lights for that intersection. and it's just amazing the difference. people actually do see the red light now. so thank you very much. keep up the good work. >> thank you. >> good evening. ladies and gentlemen, good evening for the record my name is emile lawrence and i have spoken before the police commission on many occasions and also a resident of the cancer city and county of san francisco for 45 years now. so i'm well-versed on the police activities the city and county of san francisco in richmond. i'm not here to talk about that tonight. i want to talk about the unsolved murder rate in the city and county of san francisco. it's over 1,000 unsolved murders. i got out of navy when officer mcd
and county of san francisco in richmond. i'm not here to talk about that tonight. i want to talk about the unsolved murder rate in the city and county of san francisco. it's over 1,000 unsolved murders. i got out of navy when officer mcdonald was killed by a pipe-bomb, which is one unsolved murder going over 30 something years. eric mar, went on record supporting exonerate the killers and sponsored legislation because the murders were so long ago she should be forgiven. i don't think any murder in this country should be forgiven under any circumstances at any time. we all run into a problem with the police department and sometimes we have problems with them and sometimes we have battles with them, but nothing justifies murdering a policemen when he is doing his job and letting the murderers go free and then having legislators at city hall at the board of supervisors run on a mandate that doesn't even mention or have the media talk about it. that that man sponsored legislation that let four murderers off the hook because it was so long ago. i think anybody here or anybody listening toni
follows after the miss. he gives may some first lead of the game at 63-62. richmond down 2. off the missed 3. richmond scores in traffic. that ties the game. still tied. five seconds left in this game. george mason can win it. they have the ball. edwards drives, to sherrod wright. he lets it fly with one second to go. that is good at the buzzer. wright had a game high 22. mason defeats richmond. gw a winner over v m i, 76-67. in the second game of this tournament, virginia andtony bennett, winner of 6 in a row. second half, odu goes on a run. the monarchs build a 7-point lead. the deficit is 4. joe harris misses. the putback and the foul. the cavaliers down by 1. final seconds of this game. old dominion is up by 2 now. they miss the free throw. virginia has a chance to tie it but watch. this the ball off the hands of joe harris. old dominion shocks virginia 63- 61. uva is now 0-3 this season again the caa. >>> after suffering their worst loss of the season last night in detroit, wizards head coach randy wittman called the performance embarrassing. bradley beal was back and nenj started his
for the weekend. >>> the statuses of richmond -- citizens of richmond weigh in on plans to repair the chevron oil refinery. [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make your holiday merrier than ever before. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> a san jose man was released from u.s. immigration and customs enforcement detention today. he was brought to the united states when he was four years old was doiped a request to join -- denied a request to join the u.s. marines because of his immigration status. he was deported to mexico, came back, and during reactions that included a rally, and a petition drive, he was set free. >> i just want to thank everybody that made it possible for me to get released. all the people that signed the petition, the people that attended the vigil. and
to go along with them, so they can't get off -- they carved it off. >> it looks like it is the richmond district, but a kind of shows what was on the west side town. a great deal of it was sam, and for that reason, people thought that the weather and the san -- it was really not a place that people wanted to live, and it was going to be very typical for san francisco -- very difficult for san francisco to expand west. >> if you look at the early maps, it was 3 miles wide by about 6 miles long, this huge sand dunes that just moved around. >> here is an 1875 map of the laguna. says along the side of the map, high sand hills between the pacific ocean and the like. by the way, this had actually opened directly into the ocean. >> lake merced had a high water level. since we paid over much of the city, the water levels have dropped, but at one time, the late actually trade out into the ocean approximately where the dog diner is that now. somewhere in the 1870's, they saw the damage at the water in the late so it did not exit out uncontrolled, and for 10 years, people were drinking lake merced
coverage. abc7 news reporter nick smith is live on interstate 580 over the richmond san rafael bridge where an overturned big rig is blocking lanes. cara clapper is live where they are watching the river rise. let's begin with abc7 news meteorologist lisa argen with a live at live doppler 7hd. >> it is flooding in sonoma county. we have a flood warning and it has been flooding in petaluma and willow creek. you can see the back edge of the front. this is where the winds have died off and the rains have ended. still some very heavy rain through novato and southward. and there is also flooding reported in marin county with a flood warning through 10:15 from the creek to the east bay, hercules and vaw knee shaw, 580. flooding in santa cruz, santa clara county. moderate rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates
vehicles in the northbound direction. and then the other breaking news is on the richmond-san rafael bridge where an discover turned big rig is blocking all eastbound lanes. it happened in the last half-hour. the highway patrol said that accident is storm related. no word on any injuries. a high wind advisory is up on all bay area bridges. caltran is warning drivers be very careful. again, all lanes eastbound, interstate 580 over the richmond-san rafael bridge are closed because of an overturned big rig. we will bring you more information on both of those breaking news stories as we get it. so round three of the latest series of storms to sweep through northern california is here. we have live team storm coverage. let's begin with our meteorologist lisa argen who is tracking the storm will live doppler 7 hd. >> good morning, everyone. your eye goes right to the red and this is where it is draped from the sacramento valley back to clear lake and windsor and santa rosa. the back edge has been pushing through ukiah and with it the very gusty winds preceding the gusts. we have wind gusts up to
at that time around clement street. we call the richmond district the new chinatown in the 1980's at that time. just being around the tremendous unique neighborhood, and discovering san francisco in the 1980's as i grew up, but i also have been very active as a community organizer. i worked in chinatown, and some first jobs also at the mental health center in the richmond area multi services in the 1980's, and i was also a staff are at the chinatown youth center -- i was also a staffer. a lot of my work has been supporting community empowerment, especially in an immigrant and people of color communities. most recently, i have been teaching at san francisco state. i ran the immigrant rights coalition in the city in the 1990's for several years. i'm also an immigration attorney, and a lot of my passion is supporting in power met for immigrant communities in the city as well. >> why did you choose to live in san francisco? supervisor mar: a lot of people bring this up, but is one of the most exciting, culturally diverse places in the world. learning about new cultures and people from different pa
to richmond station, and hear from the residents, and to hear from captain ferrigno with her presentation and what we usually do in these meetings of the commissioners introduce themselves and tell you what they do in their day jobs and we'll have a quick agenda where we hear our normal reports. then we'll move into the main event, which is captain ferrigno's report and after that we'll have public comment. so hopefully we'll hear from the community about your concerns, but without further ado i will start with commissioner kingsley. >> thank you. thank you to captain ferrigno and roosevelt middle school for hosting and thank you to those who are residents who came out this evening to be with us and to let us know what is on your mind. because that is what it's all about. so thank you. i have been on the police commission for a little over two years now. previously served on the ethics commission in san francisco. my day job is that of a business contracts mediator. i also on the board of law center to prevent gun violence. i have lived in san francisco most of my life and have raised m
called richmond built. they are talking about getting good jobs for people who need them. >> how often do you hear the major of major city call his own city strange. we'll be hearing from him and what city he can be talking about. >> we're finally out of the rain. forecast and all that. >>> we're start ing off with sad news this morning. three people are dead after a late night apartment fire in san jose. that fire began at 11:00 last night on bridge port court on the city's west side. this san jose fire department put out that fire then discovered the bodies of a man, woman and child. three other people including the officer who rescued one of the people who were injured were hospitalized with smoke inhalation. that fire displaced 56 people from the building. investigators are still looking into the cause. what you're looking at here are pictures from a fire yesterday in the mission district that left more than three dozen people homeless. this is in san francisco. it ripped through several apartment buildings. that fire broke out just after 9:30 yesterday morning on 23rd street, quickly
's an organization that's been working hard to revitalize the richmond district, especially in the past few months as new leadership has emerged. the clement merchants association represents diverse businesses from a variety of cultural backgrounds that makes clement street stand out from other commercial districts. it's one of the most diverse places. i moved there in 1984 to second avenue and clement. it was considered the new chinatown but it's so much more than that. it's a gateway for many different types of newcomers but also businesses. this year, the clement street merchants celebrate their 90th year of outstanding service to the small business community to the whole city. and the roster is growing of many different businesses from cynthia huey's feed store, a great vintage clothing store, to park life gallery, to green apple bookstore, one of the last remaining independent bookstores in our whole city, and where you'll find me browsing in the used book section upstairs often, or my daughter in the children's section as well. i know -- isn't here but tremendous leadership from foggy notion
charges filed against the man accused of morgan hill teenager. and a richmond city employee is blowing the whistle. and official of using city resources. to run her own private business. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ >>pam: running a private business inside the city hall of an east bay city that is what an employee is alleging in a complaint including the contra costa county district attorney's office several months ago the whistle publically deciding to speak on camera for the first time to kron4's haaziq madyun it's a >> "okay so we are looking at the richmond city hall address with the human resources phone number, with her business name little luxuries, it's ridiculous the public should be outraged, i'm out raged" >> r
on the richmond san revell bridge this morning. you may already feel the wind >> i'm tempting fate out here. i have not put the rain cover on the camera. i am on the richmond stammer fell bridge and you can see the flag being blown around out here. there has not been a wind advisory issued year but there is what kind of bay area are wide right now. you can almost feel rain in the air right now. it feels like it is really close to letting loose out here. it doesn't rise as i got out here this morning but it looks like it is getting close. >> it has mainly been sticking in the north bay. you could see all the communities north of the golden gate bridge. when heavy rain is expected to hit portions of the north bay it looks like there are fell in the have a yellow of a scramble pushed around right around 613. brace yourselves, heavy rain is coming in the next 10 minutes or so. piquancy light rain for 1 01 stretching down from nevado. we are picking up some heavy rain along north bay coast lines. checking to see what rate fault rates. two-thirds of an inch per hour in some spots and up to 1/2 inch
the opposite direction, possibly two accidents in that area and it is heavy rain in the richmond area as you make your way towards berkeley. once again 80 westbound wale follow this, big gap with an accident. -- back to san pablo dam road reports of an accident farther east, rain causing havoc this morning for your commute. oakland west 580 before lake shore injury accident. back to our waze app showing you folks getting off of 580 taking fruitvale avenue to the -- the accident is not blocking all lanes on 580, just two lanes, folks getting off to head towards the 880 freeway on fruitvale. you can download in app free on google play or the app store and navigate your morning commute. >>> happening now in louisiana, small town under he following discovery of improperly stored explosives. six million pounds located in buildings near shreveport, the buildings are connected -- [ unintelligible ] police found the corridors stuffed with explosives, including a -- [ unintelligible ] voluntary evacuation orders are in effect for a town of 800 people through friday. >>> new numbers show women are ma
in the bay area. it's the chevron refinery in richmond. chevron's predecessor standard oil began construction on the refinery back in 1801 four years before richmond incorporated as a city. it first began processing oil in 1902. today the refinery has the capacity to take in 350,000- barrels a day and turn it into gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, lubricating oil and others the refinery has been shut down since a fire at the refinery but chevron expects it to be back into capacity three months into the new year. in 1991 ktvu's george watson looked at how demand grew in the early part of the 20th century. >> in 1917 when america entered world war i it was supplying half of the oil required to fight the war. the use of oil revolutionized the way war is waged. oil fueled the planes, tanks, trucks and ships that fight wars. the end of the war actually increased the world's need for oil. by of the war, america was consuming oil faster than america could produce. the competition was stiff especially from the british and dutch oil interest. in 1919 american companies were spending $400 million in marketin
similar organization that started in richmond seven years ago and that that operation, christmas in richmond is celebrating tonight. volunteers are providing meals and clothes up to a thousand people and more than 500 toys for needy children. without any corporate sponsorship they rely strictly on donations and efforts of so many volunteers. christmas in richmond is providing a holiday meal and services at the north richmond senior center, as well. >>> we although that santa delivers on christmas day but did you know the u.s. postal service does do. they have been delivering mail on the christmas for the past three years. she dresses the part on december 25th and feels like santa when they answer the door. >> when their children at home, you get to see them. there is those smiles on the face and santa is really delivering on christmas day. >> dan: isn't that great. they only deliver express mail on christmas and nancy has been an employee at the robertsville post office for 28 years. neither rain, nor sleet will symptom nancy. >> we don't have to feed reindeer either. here is a l
on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could dway to colla. roadway to collapse. a water department worker and firefighters found the shutoff valve. they turned the water off to an undisclosed number of homes. she has gone through this before. >> what are you going to do -- i mean, we don't know how long the water will be out or anything. >> we have bottled water. >> the rain has stopped where we are here now in sonoma county. they a
were a necessary part of any wardrobe on this christmas day. the rain poured down on richmond and mcdonald avenue slowing traffic. the frontage roads were partially covered. few drivers slowed down. roads were filled with people returning from spending the holidays with family and friends. they were very busy due to twice the usual accidents. cedric emerson is ready for dry weather. >> i am actually from the bay area, so i am used to it. it is definitely rough when you drive out there on the freeways. >> are you happy to see the rain go? >> yes, i am. i am ready to get this nice weather back. >> water was the reason for the closure. but the rain was not the culprit. a watermain burst beneath the roadway. it closed because they feared the leakage could cause the roadway to collapse. a water department worker and firefighters found the shutoff valve. they turned the water off to an undisclosed number of homes. she has gone through this before. >> what are you going to do -- i mean, we don't know how long the water will be out or anything. >> we have bottled water. >> the rain has stopp
club. it's modeled after similar organization that started in richmond seven years ago and that that operation, christmas in richmond is celebrating tonight. volunteers are providing meals and clothes up to a thousand people and more than 500 toys for needy children. without any corporate sponsorship they rely strictly on donations and efforts of so many volunteers. christmas in richmond is providing a holiday meal and services at the north richmond senior center, as well. >>> we although that santa delivers on christmas day but did you know the u.s. postal service does do. they have been delivering mail on the christmas for the past three years. she dresses the part on december 25th and feels like santa when they answer the door. >> when their children at home, you get to see them. there is those smiles on the face and santa is really delivering on christmas day. >> dan: isn't that great. they only deliver express mail on christmas and nancy has been an employee at the robertsville post office for 28 years. neither rain, nor sleet will symptom nancy. >> we don't have t
of toxins that threaten the environment. >> it is much higher than in the rest of the richmond harbor and the san francisco bay area. >> they were first detected at high levels in 1960. ddt was once considered safe. it can be seen here widely spread to kill pest and even directly on people as a de-lysing agent. it is known cancer causing agent now. and they began a nine-year, $12 million clean up removing cubic soil highly con taminature contaminated. >> the level went back up after the year. >> it is scheduled to be cleaned up again in 2015. >> the epa says it is somewhat isolated and no indication the ddt there is making its way out into the bay. >> but birds and fish are exposed and until a second clean up is completed, fisherman are advice today avoid the area. >> they don't break down and build up in fish and then in humans. services has aided the state in posting warning signs about fishing in the harbor, signs that go ignored. the people in the bay are at risk because fish here provide substunance. >>the pacific network says warning people are comp licattedlicated by the langua
a joyous wonderful occasion. the outer richmond residents feel like we are part of this [speaker not understood] world class city which we live in which we often feel neglected out there, i'll be honest. and it's also in the depths, in the dreary darkness of august, let's be honest, when many of us are fleeing towards the sun. there is a reason to stay. it is a reason to enjoy our beautiful park and to see some great music and enjoy some local food and experience it together [speaker not understood]. thank you. >> thank you for that unique perspective. i'll call a few more names. ari [speaker not understood], [speaker not understood], christopher clark, nicky bloom, and james [speaker not understood]. >>> good afternoon, my name is don. i work for the equipment rentals. we work with another planet. we're in full support of. this all i can say is wow. i think the numbers are phenomenal to keep things going on here in san francisco, keeping the culture and the history. thank you. >>> good afternoon, my name is andrew johnson. i own the little chihuahua restaurant here in san franci
. light rain towards richmond, berkeley. but one hour before things get saturated. as i mentioned a quick look outside. the satellite & radar pressing to the south and moving through a ukiah. and the rainfall approaching the coach with more tonight. timing it out on futurecast. >> catherine: in bay area news. just a day after oakland's top officials unveiled a new plan to fight crime. three people were killed overnight. two young men were gunned down about one this morning on mead avenue. about an hour and a half later. a woman was found stabbed to death on walnut street. kron 4's j.r. stone has more on what one of the department's new "top cop" consultants is saying about the crime rate. >> this troubled community. >> reporter: bill bratton will be a consultant for oakland police department starting in february. >> it could we give this deployed in a timely manner and more effectively for crime-fighting strategies >> reporter: bratton also tells me it's about changing the relationship between officers and those in the community to where people trust the police. he says that in la that wa
'd the warnings. driving over the papers as well as the richmond san rafael. this is a southerly wind, in most cases which means it hits right up against your car. these costs, the sustained when his 31. gusting to near 40. 50 miles per hour at sometimes. sfo has gone down just a bit reporting 26th of october. 18 miles per hour in san jose, 12 in areas right around palo alto. the winds continue as this for weeks through. rain totals anywhere one to 3 inches around the bay area. two to five for the north bay. 7 inches for some of the hills. we are tracking this for you. i will show you when we expect the rain to come to an end coming up. in the meantime, christian continues our team coverage in the richmond san rafael bridge. good morning. >> reporter: you have some really, really good vice earlier about taking it easy on the roadways here. we are here on the richmond five. just give you an idea of australian winds are blowing, you can see those flags whipping in the wind all the way at the far end of the tether. clearly, a great deal of wind. he has some video that we shot about a half-hour of
bridge this morning. we have a look at our maps. we want to show you a pair of accidents in the richmond area. this is 80 westbound. and then we also have right lanes blocked here on 80 eastbound at buchanon street. be aware of that. down in the south bay 280 san jose you can see traffic is flowing nicely in both directions. 5:18 here is steve. >>> thank you, tara. rain, light. picking up for some. light rain will continue this afternoon. the system will weaken. there will be a window we can get moderate rain. first take you out toward highway 4 concord, clayton. but it's moving quick. it looks like it has moved through martinez. back over toward parts of the east bay. san francisco over to oakland a little heavier toward san rafael. looks like right there on the san rafael side of the richmond san rafael bridge. off the coast you can see right off the marin coast in san francisco there is a little bit stronger cells inching closer. it's not cold it's really mild. if you don't have rain cloudy conditions and foggy. there is a little low right there. that will give us enhancement here in
of richmond is at its lowest level since 2001. richmond has had 18 homicides this year. it was nearly three times that just three years ago. the contra costa times requires law enforcement and community efforts. they say it's made a difference. richmond has 190 police officers today. that's up from 150 in 2006. >>> and nurses set to begin a 24-hour strike this morning at hospitals. it is the latest in a series of short-term strikes by the california nurse's association. the strike will affect seven bay area center hospitals down in santa jose. all of the facilities plan to operate with replacement workers. leaders in management are at odds over benefits and staffing. the strike set to begin on this christmas eve in about an hour. >>> and even if it is a holiday tradition, the preyer air equality management district is asking people not to light wood burning fires or stoves. officials want to prevent a buildup of unhealthy air >> hope not. >> what about that bbd where you can just throw it in your tv? >> i like it. it's very clean. >> makes a little crack ling noise, too. >>> santa has been
is at the richmond san revell told bridge plaza and that is a lot of wind on the flag there. >> there is. and now we have a mix of rain and wind and it is starting to real its head of the richmond toll plaza. all morning long it was basically dry but we had that stiff when that was lying 15 to 20 mi. an hour the last 15 minutes. the rate is starting to fall in you could see the roadway is wet out here. there is no wind advisory out here but i would not be surprised at all to see it issued soon. the clouds are starting to roll and and it is a wind and rain is blowing in sideways and it is cold. >> oh my gosh i can hear it. >> tax cuts go of all americans. >> wondering when wall street was start to react to know bill and marcia. today's the day. there is a rally for much of the week. >> >> in other business news a instagram has abandoned wording in its new term aa service agreement that sparked an outcry from a huge concern it migmeant their clothes could appear in advertisements. >> the popular mobile photos sharing service says it is reverted to language in the advertising section of its terms of se
of the inner richmond at 710 fifth avenue. i'm land use and real estate attorney by training and have been involved in issues like the de young museum and parking garage, that involved access and mitigation measured. and i've just been real impressed a someone who has gone to the festival for the last five years and seen the issues that another side has had to deal with, how effectively it's communicated with the residents and how enjoyable the festival really is. i've definitely witnessed impacts, tremendous positive impacts on the local businesses in my neighborhood. i also think personally as a property owner in the inner richmond, it really put the richmond and sunset neighborhoods on the map. not only within san francisco, but really nationally. and i think that has an obvious impact beyond the immediate fiscal effects on property values and business values. i'm very supportive and happy to endorse an extension to this contract. thank you. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, my name is ari feingold, and i'm a curator for [speaker not understood], so i'm responsible for bringing local re
. >>> and we have a success story to tell you about in the city of richmond where the number of homicides has been cut in half. with 2012 almost complete, richmond has recorded 18 homicides. that's down from 45 people killed three years ago, and richmond averaged about 36 homicides a year over the past decade. unlike many cities, richmond has actually increased police staffing in the past few years. some people also credit community efforts after richmond declared a state of emergency after a deadly summer in 2005. >>> up next first responders under attack. a group of firefighters responding to a blaze in up state new york are ambushed, shot and killed. >>> also tonight a mission worthy of sant klaus himself. the sleigh being used to deliver toys tonight in the south bay. >>> back here in just ten minutes i've got rain to talk about. the fog in the morning and then showers develop. i'll let you know when they start, when they end and how much we could see hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the de
yes to all taxes. an attempt to tax soda in richmond failed, as did a statewide tobacco tax on the june ballot. new districts drawn by a citizens commission and the voter-approved top two primary system shook up races for congress and the state legislature, putting a record number of freshmen in the assembly and giving democrats a rare supermajority in sacramento. it was the beginning of realignment of the state's criminal justice system, and voters approved reform of the state's tough three strikes sentencing law. the economy sputtered but finally showed signs of improvement in the housing and job market, but in silicon valley, the highly anticipated facebook ipo fell flat. the city of stockton made headlines as the largest city in the u.s. to ever file for bankruptcy. and a deadly shooting at oikos university in oakland left seven people dead and a community in shock. and obama care was given the seal of approval by the u.s. supreme court, now poised to take on prop 8 and the defense of marriage act. california's high-speed rail stayed on track but just barely. the controv
. >> programs are variety year around at various locations and to learn more come to the richmond athletic cente >> this is smack in the middle of the tenderloin neighborhood where there are 50,000 people within walking distance. you see the kids that are using what's provided, but there is so much opportunity for this to be a stronger, more welcoming, healthier, cleaner, safer place for the people in this community to play. there are going to be new green areas, a full-size basketball court, outdoor fitness equipment, community gardens, a brand-new clubhouse. it's going to be a much more welcoming spot for a neighborhood that really needs it. ♪ ♪ >> hello. you're watching the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a de
here at richmond rec center. it's progressing really nice. the ladies here really enjoy the exercise and the play and it's a lot of fun want this program is not for the faint at heart. it's really intense. the ladies come out. they are really going after it. they just love to play and compete. anyone can sign up. we're looking for more players. the women come from all over the city. we enjoy the program and we are getting people out to have fun in this beautiful city. >> rec and parks womens' volleyball program is available at richmond rec center. please visit us onli >> 7 and a half million renovation is part of the clean and safe neighbor's park fund which was on the ballot four years ago and look at how that public investment has transformed our neighborhood. >> the playground is unique in that it serves a number of age groups, unlike many of the other properties, it serves small children with the children's play grounds and clubhouses that has basketball courts, it has an outdoor soccer field and so there were a lot of people that came to the table that had their wish lis
francisco out to the ocean heaviest rain now on the richmond san rafael bridge pulling from sir francis drake richmond and san pablo now where the heaviest of the rain is. more rain napa, sonoma, light to moderate this batch here is the wave we talked about yesterday that is going to energize this system and bring heavier rain during the morning commute. the sooner you can get out the better. as we head into the afternoon steady rain becomes showers upper 50s to mid 60s. >>> westbound 80 at cutting accident cleared to the shoulder east shore freeway, towards the berkeley curve and macarthur maze light. otherwise just roadwork south 101 lorenz expressway two left lanes until 5:00 this morning. dumbarton bridge one lane each direction until 5:00 this morning. >>> the rain they were talking about combined with the already saturated ground means scattered flooding and downed trees. you've seen this before i'm sure. terry mcsweeney is live along lucky drive in cortamadera. what are you seeing? >> reporter: what i'm seeing is some pooling let's call it this is an area that floods every time y
. >> abc7 news reporter leann melendez joins fuss from the richmond district. >> reporter: -- i'm on 25th and lake street near richmond district. i have to say monday i covered a tree that landed on a prius. this is the second prius damaged by a tree this week. this one landed on the hood of the car and a branch did major damage to the roof of this prius. i'm going down and you can see this tree is just snapped part of the reason is because the ground is so very saturated. it must have been forceful, part of the -- it lifted part of the sidewalk here on this street. public works crews are here waiting for us to finish with this live remote so they can start cutting up this tree. notify idea what tree it is but i'm going to take a picture of the tree and i'm going to tweet it so perhaps my followers will tell me what tree it is. i'm live in richmond district of san francisco, leann melendez, abc7 news. >>> good idea. hope folks can help her with that. trees are coming down across the bay including oakland this was on lymon road where a redwood came down on a house neighbors heard a loud cr
translate to? >> well, the commitments an annual job fair in the outer sunset and richmond. they are committed to having the two largest employers on the site, the two largest vending companies, the security company, and the beverage company who employ over 1200 patrons on-site, that they would work through that jobs fair to hire any available positions for the event. i do want to say i think the event has already employed many of the principles of local hire and planning the entertainment for this festival to have 26% of their own staff. we're based in san francisco. local 16 who actually the stagehands at the festival, over 36% of their staff are san francisco residents. but working with supervisor mar and through his leadership, we are hoping to increase those numbers as we move forward. >> did you say over 25% of the beverage and [speaker not understood] -- >> there is not a quota per se. there is rather a commitment to fill those positions through a hiring fair held in either the sunset or the richmond. and obviously we're looking not only to hire san francisco residen
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